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Poet Sharon Olds wins $100,000 Academy of American Poets prize

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Sharon Olds published her initial book of poems in 1980, aged 37

Pulitzer Prize-winning US producer Sharon Olds has been given a $100,000 (£75,000) lifetime feat award.

Olds, 73, was given a Academy of American Poets’ prestigious Wallace Stevens Award for “proven poise in a art of poetry”.

It comes 3 years after she perceived a Pulitzer for Stag’s Leap, a method of poems about a divorce.

Ex-Pulitzer leader and former US producer laureate Natasha Trethewey was awarded $25,000 (£18,700) and a fellowship.

Lynn Emanuel’s The Nerve of It, a preference of “new and comparison poems” won a $25,000 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize for a best communication book published final year.

Other winners of a Academy of American Poets’ prizes enclosed Mary Hickman for Rayfish, Ron Padgett for his interpretation of Zone: Selected Poems by Guillaume Apollinaire and Stephen Sartarelli for his interpretation of The Selected Poetry of Pier Paolo Pasolini.

Donte Collins, 20, was given an endowment for many earnest immature poet.

Previous endowment winners embody Sylvia Plath, Robert Pinsky and Mark Strand.


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